IPL 2020 : Srikanth furious with Chennai Super Kings tactics, questions Kedar Jadhav’s batting

After a fantastic win against the Kings XI Punjab in their last game, Chennai Super Kings crashed to their fourth defeat in IPL 2020 on Wednesday. CSK lost the match from winning position courtesy extremely slow and rudderless batting by Kedar Jadhav and captain MS Dhoni.

Some of the decisions by Dhoni in the match hasn’t gone down well with former cricket director of CSK – K Srikanth. Former Indian opener has questioned Dhoni’s tactics and Jadhav’s inclusion in the team.

CSK on Wednesday crashed to a 10-run defeat to KKR after looking comfortable in most of their chase. First Dhoni’s slow batting (11 runs of 12 balls) and than a decision to send Kedar Jadhav ahead of other power-hitters like Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja.
Kedar Jadhav was brought in to bat when CSK needed 39 off 21 balls, and ended up scoring nothing in the first five balls that he faced, as the required rate climbed up to 15 an over. Jadhav ended with only 7 runs from 12 balls.

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Omg can’t believe this! Where was #bravo? Unbelievable, said it earlier, CSK still need to finish! Well played KKR, brilliant bowling by russel and narine in the death! #CSKvsKKR #IPL2020,” he tweeted.

Dhoni himself has agreed that slow batting in the middle costed CSK the game.

IPL 2020 : Batsmen let the team down, should have achieved the target says MS Dhoni

Dhoni himself admitted that batsmen let their bowlers down in their match against KKR.

“In the middle overs there was a phase where they bowled two or three good overs and after that we lost three wickets. That was the phase we really lost it,” said Dhoni after the match.

“If we batted better from that period on the result would have been different. (Sam) Curran was really good with the ball, and I think we did well in general with the ball. 160-odd runs is something we should have chased but I think we batsmen let down the bowlers today.”

Dhoni felt that CSK were not able to find the boundary frequently enough in the last overs which led to them losing the game.

“Rotation of strike was important. At times later on I felt we weren’t able to finish, there were hardly any boundaries in the final few overs, so we need to be innovative at the end when they are continuously hitting a back of a length. That’s where we need to adapt better with the bat and I don’t think we did that,” he said.

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